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October 10, 2012

YouTube Asking Customers To “Blow Whistle” When Publishers Fail To Show Closed Captions

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YouTube Law submission form
All television stations under an FCC mandated released this Summer but provide their TV content with closed captioning enabled. Now with the law in effect YouTube is going after its publishers to do the same. To reach its goal YouTube is asking for “whistleblowers” to report content they believe should feature closed captions.
The videos that should include closed caption can be reported via aspecial web form. The form is forwarded to the content provider which in turn must answer the complaint. Once an answer is given YouTube forwards the content providers response back to the user.

Abusing the form comes with the following warning:

Abuse of this webform may result in termination of your YouTube account. read more

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